Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wines and beers and wines

Reid's Wine Shop hosts a Spanish and French wine dinner July 31, with wines from importer Kysela Pere et Fils and food pairings. 2823 Selwyn Ave.; 704-377-1312.

The Palm hosts a Triple C Brewery beer dinner Aug. 1, with Triple C brewmaster Chris Harker on hand. Three courses include baby arugula salad with watermelon and Hyzer Hefeweizen; burger with bacon, caramelized onion and Gouda or pesto-rubbed salmon, with Smoked Amber and 3C India Pale Ale; and sour-cream-Triple C-chocolate cake with peanut butter gelato and Road to Nowhere Porter. $55; 6705 Phillips Place; reservations lwhicker@thepalm.com or 704-552-7450.

The Wine Vault and Aria offer five pasta courses and six wines -- five reds and one dessert wine -- for $65 Aug. 5. Among the lineup: foie gras ravioli with duck confit and Cantine Valpane Barbera; shrimp risotto with sunchoke puree and Eloro Spaccaforno Nero d' Avola; lamb Bolognese with fresh ricotta and mint with Speri Amarone Classico; and more. 100 N. Tryon St.; 704-548-9463.